Snow So Changed to Virtual Meeting on Hotspot Internet Technolgy Services for Rural Areas

#Broadband #WiFi #Hotspots #Native #American #Tribes #Speed #Tests #STEM #FCC #USDA #and #NTIA


Oklahoma Christian Campus is closed so were are going to a virtual Meeting at 6:00 PM.  Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 319 3130  Passcode: 603368

Come join us to hear Ron Ogan, Rural Broadband Foundation, Brandon MS talk about Hotspot Internet Technolgy for Rual Areas. 

Abstract—. The lack of broadband internet services in rural areas, called the digital divide, limits medical access to Telehealth services, limits educational resources for homeschooling, limits Science Technology and Engineering Mathematics (STEM) programs. Large American cities have broadband internet access that uses installed coaxial cable, optical fiber, and satellite transmissions, which are offered to residents at economic rates, but many states AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, and TX, have vast rural areas that are not served by cellular or internet cable service providers. The Native American Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma, has launched 35 internet hot spots to serve their communities to provide language training and other educational services. Other Native American tribes, Osage and Choctaw, have received grants from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Telecommunications Information Agency (NTIA) with which to deploy broadband internet services. Hot spots using Wireless fidelity (WiFi), can be an interim solution to provide rural internet service for rural void coverage at a much lower cost than satellites provide, and offers ease of deployment without using expensive ground coaxial or fiber optical cabling interfaces.

The meeting will be held on the Oklahoma Christian University campus in the Duncan Room.  The Duncan Room is located on the north side of the Meinders Conference Center.  The map excerpt to the right shows the ideal parking location and door entrance for the event.  A full campus map is provided in the location section of this invite.  The Duncan Room is #15 on the map.

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  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Jan 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by Ron Ogan
  • Starts 20 January 2023 06:30 PM
  • Ends 24 January 2023 11:59 PM
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Talk 6:00 PM